STAGE ONE is a pre-seed acceleration process organized by Innovation Farm
About Stage One
STAGE ONE is a practical introduction to the planning, formation, and realization of a Pre-Seed Entrepreneurial Venture. The acceleration process is organized by Innovation Farm.
The program is an initial step in the process of making and running a Startup - beginning with the conception and incubation of an innovative business idea and working it through to a complete and promising concept, for pitching to possible investors
The participants will go through a rigorous concept design and coaching process that involves:
1. Understanding and Clarifying the Core Concept
2. Forming an Effective Team
3. Creation, Crash-testing, Assessment and Reassessment of the Business Model
4. Designing the Prototype Product / Service
5. Research into the Associated Technologies
6. Product and/or Service Validation
7. Writing a Business and Marketing Plan
8. Learning and Refining Pitching techniques
9. Networking and Outreach
10. Understanding Where to Find and How to Approach Funding Sources
Phase 1: Estimated duration: 30+ days (Does not apply for the Virtual Accelerator)
Profile: on-line application
Phase 3: Estimated duration: 60 days
Profile (on site option): Rigorous team acceleration process; mandatory attendance at weekly meetings for instruction and feedback.
Profile (virtual option): Rigorous team acceleration process; attendance at mandatory weekly meetings or per request (for open-ended option) for instruction and feedback.
Phase 5: Estimated duration: 14 days.
Profile: Final Pitch during Demo Day (Does not apply for the Virtual Accelerator)
The program ( on-site and virtual) has a cost of 700 euros/team + VAT (if applicable), payable in 2 stages. The payment covers the costs of your participation as an individual or team; your team pays as it moves forward. You don’t pay for any phase you don’t participate in. We have limited scholarships available for the “on-site” program only which you can apply for to cover the program’s cost. If you choose to participate in an open to come – free to stop – at your own pace virtual coaching, then the cost is 50 euros/virtual meeting
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